The mysterious melody of the strings perfectly suited the mood as Zuhair Murad presented his Fall 2013 Couture Collection, titled “Enchanted Forest”. Just like an enchanted forest, the collection is light and magical, dark and mysterious, and full of surprises to no end. The collection features beautiful silk and lace-embroidered gowns that represent sunlight in the forest. One of the most notable gowns in this collection has a twisted bosom, which interlopes with a wide, ruched, cloth belt that extends into a shoulder strap. A close fitting lace slip, revealed by a slit over the thigh of the gown, adds flair to the look. The dark embroidered branches on the light, sheer gowns, signifying the day ending, are gorgeous. The scene is hardly justified with words; take a look at everything unfolding during your viewing of the collection.
The midnight blue gowns stole the show with rich, vibrant, and gorgeous colors that celebrate a beautiful night. The touch of shimmering sparkles to represent the moonlight and the stars, in addition to the wonderful use of sheer silk and velvet fabric, is magical. The collection delightfully plunges deep into the black of night with a black lace embroidered, see-through cat suit. The metaphorical woman of the night, revealed in fantastic glamour and beauty, with a naked backdrop embellished with black embroidered branches, is daring in the extreme. The gowns begin to lighten up as dawn breaks. Beautiful red and purple gowns express the rising of the sun and settle into beautiful green hues as the sun illuminates the enchanted forest. The gowns give way to a bridal gown, which signifies the marriage of day and night. Dark, gothic, and confusing this collection may be to some, but nonetheless watching the fashion show was like reading rich and exhilarating poetry. Zuhair Murad deserves an award for his deeply moving and creative 2013 Couture Collection.